Johnson-Borg flyweight championship moved to UFC 216
The flyweight title match that was supposed to happen between champ Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1) and Ray Borg (11-2) at UFC 215 earlier this month has been moved to next month’s UFC 216 card. UFC officials recently announced the change.
Borg was originally scheduled to fight Johnson in the UFC 215 main event on Sept. 9, but Borg was pulled from the card just one day prior due to illness. This time Johnson and Borg will serve as the UFC 216 co-main event, while an interim lightweight championship match between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will fill top billing.
If Johnson is able to secure the victory at UFC 216 he will break Anderson Silva’s record for most successful title defenses in UFC history. “Mighty Mouse” last fought in April when he submitted Wilson Reis via armbar in the third round at UFC on Fox 24 for what became his tenth consecutive title defense.
Prior to that Johnson won a unanimous decision over Tim Elliott last December. He has also had recent successful title defenses against Henry Cejudo, John Dodson, Kyoji Horiguchi and Chris Cariaso. Johnson has finished 10 of his 26 career wins via submission and five by knockout.
Borg is coming off a unanimous decision win over Jussier Formiga at UFC Fight Night 106 in March. “The Tazmexican Devil” previously secured a unanimous decision over Louis Smolka at UFC 207 last December.
Borg has also picked up wins over Geane Herrera, Chris Kelades and Shane Howell since signing with the UFC in 2014. Now 5-2 inside the octagon, the 24-year-old Arizona native has finished six of his 12 career wins via submission and two by knockout.
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